Police responded to a report of a shooting just after 5 a.m. on the Major Deegan Expressway near exit 5 in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx.
They say a 24-year-old woman was shot in the back and taken to Harlem Hospital in critical condition.
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A 25-year-old man was also shot in the leg and taken to Lincoln Hospital in stable condition.
According to a preliminary investigation, officials say near exit 5 in the southbound lane, a dark SUV began exchanging gunfire with a Mercedes Benz driven by the female victim.
The male victim, who was driving a third car, was not the intended target.
There's no description of a suspect at this time.
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